HC Deb 22 January 1918 vol 101 c826W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether a private car owner possessing a licence to purchase a certain monthly amount of petrol is allowed to have in stock that amount plus the remains of the previous month's supply, when the immediate use of the last-made supply is not necessary owing to the car being laid by for repair or for any other satisfactory reason, or whether such car owner would in such an event be liable to penalties for hoarding?


The possession by a private car owner of motor spirit obtained under the authority of a motor spirit licence would not render him liable to penalties for hoarding, provided lie complies with the provisions of the Petroleum Acts, 1871–1881, as regards storage.